Peter Kayafas

Photo of Peter Kayafas

Adjunct Associate Professor Photography 718.687.5639 p Brooklyn Campus, Activities Resource Center LL-G25

Current Course Listing (1)

20/FA-PHOT-105-04 Black and White Photography


B.F.A., New York University.


Peter Kayafas is a photographer, publisher, curator and teacher who lives in New York City where he is the Director of the Eakins Press Foundation. He is a Guggenheim Fellow (2019), and his photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He has taught photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn since 2000 and is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation of Yaddo. He has published four mongraphs of his photographs—The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta (2007); O Public Road! Photographs of America (2009); Totems (2012); and The Way West (2020) with an essay by Rick Bass.